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Blog It: Making a Useful Facebook App

A few hours ago we got Blog It powered by TypePad out the door after a few months worth of work. Figuring out what makes sense for Six Apart to provide as a Facebook app, polishing it, and getting a bunch of feedback from bloggers. I'm definitely glad to see it in production and a bunch of people writing nice things about it. Thanks again to Bryan, Jamison, Tiffany, and others at 6A who really worked to get Blog It done!

I think I might be a bit too young to get Caroline McCarthy's reference in Six Apart wrestles the social-media dragon, but a great article nonetheless! :)

While I certainly like using Facebook to keep up with what my friends from school are doing, I've never really found an app that I'd use on a daily basis. Hopefully Blog It continues to kick-start that trend of useful apps atop social networking platforms.

Or as I said in our press release (still feels a bit strange to be quoted in our own release):
"Blog It is one of the few applications that takes content created inside Facebook and makes it available for use outside Facebook," said Recordon. "Blog It users are able to update their personal blogs, business blogs, online journals, Facebook status, or Twitter or Pownce activity all from one central environment. This is a concrete step away from the silos and walled gardens of the past and toward the open web of the future."